Posts Tagged ‘oral health’

Why Chewing Ice Is Bad For Your Teeth

Friday, February 16th, 2018
Learn why chewing ice is bad for your teeth.

Learn why chewing ice is bad for your teeth.

Do you find yourself often chewing ice? Many people tend to chew the ice in their soda when it’s a very hot day, and they need to cool down, or when enjoying a shaved ice treat. While chewing ice now and then won’t lead to long-term effects, it only takes one hard bite to break a tooth. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of chewing ice, and what ice cravings could mean for your health. (more…)

How Bad Is Soda For Your Teeth?

Friday, February 9th, 2018
Do you know how much damage soda does to your teeth?

Do you know how much damage soda does to your teeth?

Many dentists tell their patients to avoid things that are bad for their teeth, such as candy and soda. However, do you know what soda really does to your teeth and what types of drinks are the worst for your oral health? Continue reading to learn all about the negative effects that soda has on your teeth and how to maintain a healthy smile. (more…)

Dental Health Resolutions For 2018

Friday, January 5th, 2018
For 2018, make a resolution to improve your oral health!

For 2018, make a resolution to improve your oral health!

At the beginning of a new year, we tend to think about ways we can improve our lives and our health. This year, make improving your oral health a resolution! Your dental health is an essential part of your overall health and wellness, although it often goes overlooked. Take the time in 2018 to provide extra care to your teeth and gums, and commit to a great year of oral health! (more…)

Why Do I Need To Floss?

Friday, November 17th, 2017
flossing technique

Ever wondered why dentists always tell you to floss? Here’s why!

While most people keep up with brushing their teeth twice a day, many people don’t keep up with another crucial step in their oral health routine: flossing. Flossing can be seen of as a chore, but it’s the greatest tool you have for protecting your teeth from plaque. If you’ve ever wondered why flossing is so important, we have the answers! (more…)

Why Should Adults Consider Braces?

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
adult braces

It’s never too late to get braces to improve your smile!

While it was once thought that braces were only meant for kids and teenagers, adult braces are becoming much more popular. Adults can comprise up to 25 percent of orthodontic patients, and there are plenty of reasons why an adult may contemplate getting braces later in life. (more…)

Best (and Worst) Halloween Treats For Your Children’s Teeth

Friday, October 27th, 2017
treats

Try to avoid hard and sticky candy when it comes to Halloween treats.

It’s almost Halloween, many children’s favorite holiday! This, of course, is because of the mountain of candy they receive after a night full of trick-or-treating. Before your child starts unwrapping all of their hard-earned treats, take a look at the kind of candy they collected. Some of those candies can cost your child some pretty serious oral health problems and should be avoided whenever possible. (more…)

What Is Chronic Halitosis?

Friday, October 20th, 2017
There is a big difference between the occasional bad breath  and the misfortune of having chronic halitosis.

There is a big difference between the occasional bad breath and the misfortune of having chronic halitosis.

Many people wake up with bad breath in the morning, but it goes away once they’ve brushed their teeth. For others – more than 80 million people – the bad breath is harder to treat. These people suffer from chronic halitosis or chronic bad breath. There is a big difference between the occasional bad breath after eating garlic bread and the misfortune of having chronic bad breath that isn’t easily cured by mouthwash. (more…)

How and Why Do Dentists Fix Cavities for Children?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
child feels pain due to teeth sensitivity

Cavity care for kids is similar to cavity care for adults since baby teeth still need to be healthy and preserved.

While kids eventually lose their baby teeth, oral hygiene is always important even from a young age. Their baby teeth need to survive until the adult teeth grow in and guide them out of the gums, which helps to make sure the new teeth grow in the right way. And while we should be teaching our kids about oral hygiene from a young age, kids can still end up with cavities. Cavity care for kids is similar to cavity care for adults since baby teeth still need to be healthy and preserved. (more…)

Celebrate World Smile Day On October 6

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Celebrate World Smile Day this Friday!

Celebrate World Smile Day this Friday!

This Friday, celebrate world smile day by sharing your smile to brighten someone’s day. At Affinity Dental, we know just how important smiles are, and believe that everyone should be proud of their smiles! Take this time to remember how much a smile can mean to someone, and share a small act of kindness with others. (more…)

How Back To School Stress Affects Oral Health

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Did you know that stress also affects your oral health?

Did you know that stress also affects your oral health?

All of us experience stress to some degree, and some deal with stress more often than others. Stress doesn’t only affect our mind, but it can cause physical symptoms as well. It is widely known that stress causes headaches, tension in muscles or upset stomachs, but did you know that stress also affects your oral health? While people of every age experience stress, young adults in high school and college have the highest levels of stress. As the school season starts to get in full swing this month, learn the effects that stress can have on oral health, and healthy ways to deal with that stress. (more…)